Questions tagged [bolting]

Questions on the design and materials used to connect pieces together using bolts.

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How to determine the number of effective anchors in a base plate?

The situation is a steel baseplate that has to be anchored to concrete to resist lateral loads. The lateral load on the base plate is great enough that more than one or two anchor rods are required....
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Are standard structural bolts acceptable for all cold climates?

The specifications for standard (ASTM A 325) bolts do not list minimum service temperatures. I am thinking of outdoor applications like Alaska or Canada (lows of -60F) and wondering if the cold ...
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What bolts should I specify with Weathering Steel?

When using weathering steel (COR-TEN) on a project, what sort of bolts should I be using? I have yet to see fixings made of weather steel; presumably because the way it uses a sacrificial layer to ...
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What method can I use to make a pivot point in an aluminum linkage?

I recently had a project where I made an aluminum linkage (similar to a scissor lift) operated by linear actuators. Aluminum pieces were fabricated from 6061 "standard" aluminum stock, 6mm (0.25 inch) ...

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